High School Sports

  • For Waterman, it's back to the kids

    THORNTON – Harry Waterman decided it was time to change.

    The new athletic director at Riverdale Ridge High School spent nine years as an assistant commissioner with the Colorado High School Activities Association. 

  • Bates takes athletic reins at PVHS

    Glenda Bates, the new athletic director at Prairie View High School, knew early on what she wanted to do with her career.

    “I knew I would coach and teach,” she said. “I had amazing teachers. We took a three-day wilderness survival trip. Those pieces stuck with me.”

    She also played high-school sports and collegiate softball.

  • Whirlwind summer for BHS' Rice

    Brighton’s Colton Rice made more than 40 new friends this summer. 

    He was among the participants from the United States and Canada who played in the fourth annual Special Olympics Unified Sports all-star soccer match in Chicago Aug. 1. It preceded the all-star match for Major League Soccer.

    Players with and without intellectual disabilities paired off into two squads. The match was 50 minutes in length.

  • Up and over
  • Prairie View wins opening golf tournament

    COMMERCE CITY – Prairie View took first place in the season-opening Eastern Metro Athletic Conference Northern League golf tournament Aug. 10 at Buffalo Run Golf Course.

    PVHS nipped Brighton by 13 strokes. The top three scorers from each team qualified for the team total.

    Individually, Brighton's Jay Audette-Smith was the medalist in the field. He shot a 3-over 75. Andrew Rankin was next with a 14-over total of 86. Noah Baez finished with a 20-over par 92.

  • Golf season underway
  • Two PVHS football players get invites to All-American Bowl II

    Two players with ties to the Prairie View High School football program – Mikhail Sands, who was born with one hand, and Xavier Gates, who graduated from high school in the spring – are among those invited to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Dallas early next year.

    The game is set for a 5 p.m. MST start at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.

  • Augustana snatches Vargas

    A year’s courtship between Augustana College, an NCAA Division III school in Rock Island, Ill., and Prairie View’s Luke Vargas came to an end.

    Vargas accepted an offer to attend school and to play baseball.

  • Baseball camp

    The University of Northern Colorado’s Future Bear Prospect Camp runs the weekend of Aug. 11 at the Jackson and turf practice fields in Greeley. It’s open to high-school students.

  • Prairie View scoreboard -- Aug. 14


    ARVADA – Prairie View won the second Eastern Metro Athletic Conference North Area golf tournament Aug. 14 at Indian Tree Golf Course, and the ThunderHawks had the tournament medalist to boot.

    Terrance Barrios carded a 1-over 71 to beat Jay Audette- Smith of Brighton by two strokes. The other point-producers for the T-Hawks were Jeff Nelson, who fired a 78, and Raiden Weckworth, who finished with a 79.

    PVHS beat rival Brighton High School by six shots.